Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube/PEDOT: PSS Coated on Pineapple Fiber Paper Based Flexible Electrode for Electrochemical Application

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Chutima Oopathump*
Chutima Paksunchai
Chirawat Chantharangsi
Chutchai Pawong
Poemyot Wongbua-ngam

Abstract

In this study, a green electrode made from natural fiber paper was investigated. A pineapple fiber paper was used as electrode support material. A mixture of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and PEDOT: PSS (MWCNTs/ PEDOT: PSS) was used as active electrode material. PEDOT: PSS, a conducting polymer, was applied as binder to connect between MWCNTs and the surface of pineapple fiber paper, and this setup showed decrease in electrode resistivity. Varying the MWCNT concentration mixed with PEDOT: PSS on pineapple fiber paper was explored. The 3 wt.% MWCNT device gave the maximum conductivity value of 10.87 S cm-1. Cyclic voltammetry and impedance analysis indicated that 3 wt.% MWCNT device showed considerable  promise as a flexible electrode for electrochemical devices for energy storage applications.


Keywords: green electrode; pineapple fiber paper; flexible electrode


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